I absolutely love this Basil Portland Carrier/ front rack because it's so versatile and has been a far better investment in my journey of giving up the car than my original wicker look basket from halfords for £40.
It allows me to carry a multitude of things without being too restrictive and the strap is long enough to hold most things in place.
What I mean by that is:
It allows me to utilise things I already own such as my ordinary shopping basket as seen in the photo that has been stuck in the car boot for the past 4 years. It's invaluable in addition to my Basil Boheme double panniers for the weekly shop.
It allows me to use my very 1st pannier bag (Basil Boheme hold all) as my work bag, in addition to using my double pannier bags meaning My laptop and all my work gear stays in view whilst I ride. In addition to both my basket and my bag fitting on the rack I can also carry an umbrella or a cloth carrier with a small amount in. Usually my summer coat has been thrown over my bags when it's been too hot to wear it whilst cycling home but my panniers are full of shopping the strap adjusts to the size of most objects. Furthermore because of the style of the rack you could also use rope or bungees should you need to carry abnormal loads.
When I'm going out with family or friends for lunch or on a night out.... the Portland carrier holds my handbag in plain sight. and is easy enough to unclip.
It even holds my insulated picnic basket from Home bargains more or less the same as my shopping basket in the photos.
Basil products look expensive, but they all last years. Definitely worth every penny.
|Grootte||29 x 11 x 42cm|
|Productafmetingen||45 x 31 x 10 cm; 498.95 gram|